Biography: Dr. Isaac Kalumbu serves as the program manager for The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at Michigan State University (MSU). As program manager, Dr. Kalumbu is responsible for the development, implementation, and management of the program at MSU. In 1997, Dr. Kalumbu joined MSU’s College of Music where he taught courses on African American, Caribbean, and African popular music. He has also led several study abroad programs to Jamaica and South Africa.
Dr. Kalumbu joined the university’s International Studies and Programs in 2009, first as the assistant to the director of the African Studies Center and then as the program manager for The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at MSU.
Dr. Kalumbu was born and raised in Zimbabwe and completed a bachelor of arts in economic history and history, with a minor in philosophy, from the University of Zimbabwe. He went on to earn his doctorate in ethnomusicology, with a minor in African American studies, from Indiana University in 1999.